Mattie ran away from the gravesite, hurting from the loss of her grandfather. While she was running, she stepped on something hard. It was a broken doll. She looked around and saw a little girl hiding in the alleyway. She started talking to the little girl. Mattie figured out that her name was Nell, and that her mom died from yellow fever. She decided to find someone to care for Nell.
Mama is broken too.
I'm going to find someone to care for her because her mother died.